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A guide to uninstall VMware Tools from your computer

VMware Tools is a software application. This page contains details on how to remove it from your PC. It is developed by VMware, Inc.. Open here for more info on VMware, Inc.. VMware Tools is frequently set up in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory, but this location can differ a lot depending on the user's choice while installing the program. VMware Tools's full uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /I{43D9111A-EA02-4682-BF3C-EFDCB62A89B0}. vmtoolsd.exe is the programs's main file and it takes circa 81.93 KB (83896 bytes) on disk.

VMware Tools is composed of the following executables which take 13.68 MB (14347920 bytes) on disk:



  • guestproxycerttool.exe (51.43 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (119.43 KB)
  • rvmSetup.exe (34.00 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (5.83 MB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (3.04 MB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (2.38 MB)
  • vmacthlp.exe (561.93 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (81.93 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (67.43 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (29.93 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (97.93 KB)
  • VMwareNamespaceCmd.exe (31.43 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (104.43 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (79.93 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (154.93 KB)
  • zip.exe (147.43 KB)
  • CommAmqpListener.exe (66.50 KB)
  • ConfigProvider.exe (170.50 KB)
  • InstallProvider.exe (217.50 KB)
  • ManagementAgentHost.exe (60.00 KB)
  • RemoteCommandProvider.exe (63.50 KB)
  • TestInfraProvider.exe (67.50 KB)
  • VGAuthCLI.exe (45.43 KB)
  • VGAuthService.exe (175.43 KB)
  • VMwareAliasImport.exe (56.93 KB)
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The current web page applies to VMware Tools version 10.2.5.8068393 alone. Click on the links below for other VMware Tools versions:

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If you are manually uninstalling VMware Tools we suggest you to verify if the following data is left behind on your PC.

You should delete the folders below after you uninstall VMware Tools:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools

The files below were left behind on your disk when you remove VMware Tools:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\deployPkg.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gio-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\glib-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\glibmm-2.4.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gmodule-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gobject-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gthread-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\UserNameproxycerttool.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\hgfs.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\iconv.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\icudt44l.dat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\install-rvmSetup.cmd
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\intl.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\libeay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_TW\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_TW\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_TW\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_TW\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\open_source_licenses.txt
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\pcre.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\hgfsServer.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\hgfsUsability.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\thinprint.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\vix.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\autoLogon.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\autoUpgrade.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\bitMapper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\deployPkgPlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\disableUserNameHibernate.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\diskWiper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\grabbitmqProxy.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\UserNameInfo.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\hwUpgradeHelper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\powerOps.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\resolutionSet.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\timeSync.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\vmbackup.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\desktopEvents.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\dndcp.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\unity.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\vmtray.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\poweroff-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\poweron-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\resume-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\rpctool.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\rvmSetup.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\sigc-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\ssleay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\suspend-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\TPAutoConnect.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\TPAutoConnSvc.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\TPVCGateway.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\TPVCGatewaydeu.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmacthlp.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmacthlp.txt
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vm-support.vbs
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmtools.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmtoolsd.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMToolsHook.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMToolsHook64.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMToolsHookProc.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VmUpgradeHelper.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\CafIntegrationSubsys.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\CommAmqpIntegration.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\CommAmqpIntegrationSubsys.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\CommAmqpListener.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\CommAmqpListener.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\CommIntegrationSubsys.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\ConfigProvider.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\Framework.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\glib-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\gthread-2.0.dll

Registry that is not uninstalled:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Tools
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\A1119D3420AE2864FBC3FECD6BA2980B
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{43D9111A-EA02-4682-BF3C-EFDCB62A89B0}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Tools

Additional registry values that you should clean:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareHostOpen.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\A1119D3420AE2864FBC3FECD6BA2980B\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{43D9111A-EA02-4682-BF3C-EFDCB62A89B0}\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TPAutoConnSvc\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TPVCGateway\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VGAuthService\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMTools\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMware Physical Disk Helper Service\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMwareCAFCommAmqpListener\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMwareCAFManagementAgentHost\ImagePath




How to delete VMware Tools from your computer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application by the software company VMware, Inc.. Some computer users want to uninstall this program. Sometimes this is difficult because doing this manually requires some knowledge regarding removing Windows programs manually. The best SIMPLE practice to uninstall VMware Tools is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and general tool to optimize your Windows PC.

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2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with the program's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good program.

3. Click on the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. All the applications installed on the computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate VMware Tools or simply click the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Tools app will be found very quickly. Notice that when you select VMware Tools in the list of programs, some data about the program is shown to you:


  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have about VMware Tools, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you wish to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will come up. accept the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools


8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of VMware Tools that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your system.

Your Windows system will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.

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Disclaimer

The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good application for your computer. This page only contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Tools in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2018-05-23 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2018-05-23 00:11:09.387